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Dean R. Beaver

Dean R. Beaver, 89, of Huntington, IN, died Friday, April 2, 2021, at the Heritage Pointe of Huntington.

Mr. Beaver was a lifetime farmer, living on the Beaver Family Farm in Union Township, which is now into its fifth generation of ownership in the family. He also worked at H.K. Porter for over 20 years, retiring in 1994. He was a 1950 graduate of Union Township High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954. He was a member of the Union Church and was caretaker of the Union Cemetery for over 40 years. He made maple syrup for many years at the family camp, Beaver’s Pure Maple Sugar, continuing the multi-generation tradition. He was involved in the Huntington County 4-H. He bowled for the First National Bank team at Rainbow Lanes in the Wednesday night late league for many years.

He was born on Jan. 7, 1932, in Huntington, to Charles and Cholista Frech Beaver. He married Namoi E. Bohr on May 11, 1952, at the Central Christian Church in Huntington. She preceded him in death on Aug. 20, 2004.

Survivors include two sons, Rich (Kathy) Beaver, of Markle, and Doug (Kay) Beaver, of Huntington; two daughters, Nadean (Mark) Brown, and Cindy (Dan) Blocker, both of Huntington; a sister, Virginia (Bevan) Best, of Markle; a brother, Dale Beaver, of Chula Vista, CA; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Duane Beaver and Kevin Beaver.

Calling will take place on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, from 2 to 8 p.m., at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington.

A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 10 a.m., at the Myers Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the service.

Interment will be at the Union Cemetery in Huntington County.

Memorials may be made to the Union Church or to the Huntington County 4-H, both in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford St., Huntington, IN 46750.

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